Posted on: January 5, 2017

Rio Blanco County Stays Relevant with Broadband

Colorado became a hotbed of community broadband activity several years ago when dozens of cities and counties began voting to override restrictive state legislation and take control of their broadband destinies...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Building a Prosperour Rio Blanco County: Part V - Government Role

Economic Development exists to create market productivity that enhances the economics and quality of life for a community, with the primary focus on retaining and creating jobs, growing incomes and increasing the tax base...

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Building a Prosperous Rio Blanco County: Part III - Retaining Business

When talking about Economic Development it seems that attracting new business always gets the spot light. Equally important is growing a community’s existing industries. Just like when recruiting a new business, existing businesses also need a

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Building a Prosperous Rio Blanco County: Part IV - Tourism

Tourism is the third leg of the economic development stool. Business attraction, business retention, and tourism attraction must all work together in order to achieve the most impactful economic development results. Attracting visitors to our community

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

Building a Properous Rio Blanco County: Part II - Attracting Businesses and Employers

Attracting new business to a community requires a methodical approach. The possibility of an outside business relocating to Rio Blanco County “out of the blue” isn’t a likely reality. A more likely situation is a community identifying existing...

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

Building a Prosperous Rio Blanco County: Part I - Overview

Recently the Herald Times covered a story about the Center for Outdoor Adventure being proposed for Meeker. This is great news, but this is only one aspect of a bigger plan; a plan where the sum of the parts will be greater than the whole. We are...

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Cameo Shooting Center will help, not hurt, Meeker Center

By now, many of you have heard about the outdoor shooting facility that will be built in Cameo, outside of Palisade, Colorado. With a recent media blitz, the announcement came out last week that the Town of Palisade purchased property where the range...

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

Proposed Outdoor Adventure Center would be a one-of-a-kind 'destination attraction'

For two years Meeker, Rangely and Rio Blanco County have been working with Better City, an economic development consulting firm based in Ogden, Utah, to research and establish a “holistic” plan for economic development by coming up with “action plans”

Proposed Outdoor Adventure Center